Castle Nathria - Raid Boss Tactics - The council of Blood

Background

The Council of Blood presides over courtly functions in Revendreth. Castellan Niklaus is a strict military commander with an indomitable will and impenetrable armor. Lord Stavros, a foppish dandy, leads the court in dance but is also deadly with his blades. Baroness Freida wields powerful anima magics and commands the dredger wait staff-along with the respect of the entire court.


Overview

You will fight 3 bosses at the same time.

These bosses do NOT share health.

When a boss dies, the other two get their health back up to 100%.

When a boss dies, the other two get an extra ability each.

The dance
Whenever a boss reaches 50% health, they will retreat to the balcony and players have to dance.
Each player gets a position to stand on. It is highlighted with light. Run in to it to start the dance. You will get a UI popping up with arrows (left, right, up, down). You will see an arrow on the middle of the screen, and you have to click on the same arrow on your UI. This happens several time, and you dance! If you failed in anyway (didn’t run to the light, danced wrong moves) you will be sent to a cage on the side of the platform and die.

The extra boss abilities
When one boss dies, the other 2 gets full health and an extra boss ability each.
When the 2nd boss dies, the last boss gets full health and another boss ability.

Therefore there is a Kill order to deal with the extra boss abilities:

  • Stavros
  • Frieda
  • Niklaus

Stavros
Teleports behind tank and does frontal dmg, melee beware.
Calls out adds that are dancing from side to side, dodge them.
Dies first, so no extra ability.  

Frieda
Tank debuff that reduces health %, tank swap when needed.
Casts shadow bolts. Have players interrupting it.
Anima bombs on the platform, move around and doge them.
Dies last, so she gets 2 extra abilities.
1) Pulls a random player wot the side of the platform. 1-2 players run to that player before 8 sec to share the dmg that player gets. Tank bosses in middle.

Niklaus
Charges random players, stay spread
Summons a shield on the platform that must be destroyed and move bosses away from it.
Dies last, so he gets 2 extra abilities.
1) This is an empowered charge that players must share the dmg.
2) Summons 2 adds that fixates random players and must be kited.


Positioning

Tank the bosses in the center of the platform.


Kill Order

  • Stavros
  • Frieda
  • Niklaus

Stavros has 2 nasty abilities that requires entire raid to do a lot of extra work.
They must stack when becoming partners and at the same time move around. Fail does high dmg fast.
They also must handle loads of dancers that regen health, immune to AoE and spawns blood that is nasty.
Getting rid of that is the best choice.

Frieda is nasty but can be handled as a second kill. 2 players must share dmg with a random targeted player that is tossed to the side of the platform before 8 sec. Tank boss in mid. Have players that are fast or have warlock portals and gg.

Niklaus is a joke. Does a charge on random player that must be shared and summons 2 adds that fixates and easy to kite.


Abilities and Tactics

The Dance

Whenever a boss reaches 50% health, they will retreat to the balcony and players have to dance.

Each player gets a position to stand on. It is highlighted with light.

You will see an arrow on the middle of the screen, and you have to click on the same arrow on your UI. This happens several time, and you dance! If you failed in anyway (didn’t run to the light, danced wrong moves) you will be sent to a cage on the side of the platform and die.

Tactics: The Dance

Check where your light is and run to it fast.

Clicking on the arrows is easier than pressing on your keyboard. Less chance to miss click.


Castellan Niklaus Abilities


Tactical Advance

Charges at random players.
Does dmg to that player and any player in the way.
Also does a knockback.

Tactics: Tactical Advance

Stay spread.

 

Unyielding Shield

Summons a magical shield on the platform.
Bosses that are within 20 yards of the shield reduce dmg taken by 90%.

Tactics: Unyielding Shield

Tanks
Move away from the shield

Dps
Destroy the shield asap.

 

Infused with Anima - Unstoppable Charge

When a boss dies, the other two gets another ability.
This boss gets Unstoppable Charge.
This does very high Shadow dmg in a frontal cone, divided by players hit.

Tactics: Infused with Anima - Unstoppable Charge

Try to stay together as much as possible.
Share the dmg with the targeted player.

 

Empowered with Anima - Castellan´s Cadre

When the other 2 bosses are dead, the third gets a 2nd new ability.
This boss gets Castellan´s Cadre.
The boss summons 2 adds that fixate random players. These adds cannot be cc in any way.

Tactics: Empowered with Anima - Castellan´s Cadre

Players fixated by the adds must kite them.


Baroness Frieda Abilities


Drain Essence (Tank)

This boss puts a stacking debuff on main tank.
This debuff reduces the max health by 1% every 6 sec for 1 min.

Tactics: Drain Essence (Tank)

Tank swap when health is reduced so you can´t keep up anymore.  

 

Bolt of Power

The Baroness boss casts Bolt of power periodically.
This does moderate Shadow dmg.

Tactics: Bolt of Power

Have 2 players to keep up the interrupts on this boss all the time.
Or a paladin tank.

 

Anima Fountain

Baroness boss shoots down big anima bombs on the platform for 6 sec.

Getting hit does high Shadow dmg.

Tactics: Anima Fountain

Keep moving during these 6 seconds and dodge the meteor shower.

 

Infused with Anima – Scarlet Letter

When a boss dies, the other two gets another ability.
This boss gets Scarlet Letter.
Baroness boss marks a player.
That player is exiled to the back side of the platform.
After 8 sec, the mark does deadly Shadow dmg, divided by players within 8 yards of the targeted player.

Tactics: Infused with Anima – Scarlet Letter

2-3 players runs to the back side edge of the platform fast and share the dmg the targeted player gets.
Have players that can move fast or put a warlock portal if possible.

Empowered with Anima – Dredger Servants

When the other 2 bosses are dead, the third gets a 2nd new ability.
This boss gets Dredger Servants.
The Baroness boss commands the staff NPC (Begrudging Waiter) to harass players.
These adds throw stuff at random players that does Nature dmg.


Lord Stavros Abilities


Evasive Lunge (Tanks)

Stavros boss teleports behind the main tank and does high physical dmg to players up to 20 yards on front of him.

Tactics: Evasive Lunge (Tanks)

  • Ranged stay away
  • Melee beware. Stand on the side of boss.

 

Waltz of Blood

Stavros calls out adds that are dancing in couples.
Getting hit does physical dmg and stuns for 1 sec.

Tactics: Waltz of Blood

They move from side to side of the platform.
Dodge them.

 

Infused with Anima – Dark Recital

When a boss dies, the other two gets another ability.
This boss gets Dark Recital.
Stavros boss assigns players in pairs as partners.
If the players are not within 8 yards of each other, they take shadow dmg every ½ sec.
If the players are not moving, they take shadow dmg every ½ sec.

Tactics: Infused with Anima – Dark Recital

Stack on the players you become partner with and move left and right.
Move together when handling boss abilities.

 

Empowered with Anima – Dancing Fools

When the other 2 bosses are dead, the third gets a 2nd new ability.
This boss gets Dancing Fools.
Stavros boss summons all add dancers (Waltzing Venthyr).
These dancers regenerate 5% of max health every 0.5 sec.
These dancers are immune to AoE.
These dancers spawns blood on the platform that does shadow dmg and reduce movement speed when standing in it.
Dmg on the adds reduces the size of the blood on the platform.

Tactics: Empowered with Anima – Dancing Fools

Nuke down the boss while dodging the dancers.
Cc the dancers so they don’t come close to the boss/raid.
Do dmg on dancers to reduce the blood size.


 

3 Sep 2020